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The Six Wives of Henry VIII 

A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.
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1971  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Keith Michell ...  Henry VIII 6 episodes, 1970
Anthony Quayle ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1970
Patrick Troughton ...  Duke of Norfolk 5 episodes, 1970
Bernard Hepton ...  Archbishop Thomas Cranmer 4 episodes, 1970
Sheila Burrell ...  Lady Rochford 3 episodes, 1970
Basil Dignam ...  Bishop Gardiner 3 episodes, 1970
Wolfe Morris ...  Thomas Cromwell 3 episodes, 1970
Angela Pleasence ...  Catherine Howard 2 episodes, 1970
Anne Stallybrass Anne Stallybrass ...  Jane Seymour 2 episodes, 1970
Dorothy Tutin ...  Anne Boleyn 2 episodes, 1970
Daniel Moynihan ...  Edward Seymour (Lord Hertford) 2 episodes, 1970
John Ronane John Ronane ...  Thomas Seymour 2 episodes, 1970
Howard Goorney Howard Goorney ...  Will Somers 2 episodes, 1970
Patrick Godfrey ...  Sir Thomas Wriothesley 2 episodes, 1970
Alison Frazer Alison Frazer ...  Princess Mary 2 episodes, 1970
Edward Atienza Edward Atienza ...  Eustache Chapuys 2 episodes, 1970
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

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The legendary, BAFTA award-winning BBC historical drama! See more »

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Drama | History | Romance

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Keith Michell was one hundred eighty-eight centimeters (six feet one inch) tall, the same height as the real Henry VIII. See more »

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I can watch this miniseries over and over again!
16 March 2005 | by ritamiloSee all my reviews

This was one of the most amazing pieces of television/theater. I was 17 when I watched it for the first time and about 10 years ago, acquired the miniseries on VHS. Just recently I was given the DVD set as a gift. I've been re-watching it and I marvel at just how amazing the production and the performances were. At the time Keith Michell played Henry, the actor was in his early 40's yet managed to portray the monarch from age 18 till his death at 56. Simply remarkable and I think Michell is the consummate Henry VIII. As the previous poster, my favorite episodes were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard; I didn't know Ms. Pleasence was Donald Pleasance's daughter. I also enjoyed Annette Crosbie's performance; she also portrayed Queen Victoria in the miniseries about Edward VII. All in all, this is one of the finest miniseries ever done on television and I doubt we'll see its equal anytime soon.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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